Anrakuji Temple

Anrakuji Temple

Anrakuji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Nagano prefecture in Chubu district. The temple is dedicated to Shaka Nyorai ( Buddha Shakamuni ). This temple is famous for Octagonal three-story pagoda designated as a national treasure.

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Name Anrakuji Temple
"安楽寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 2361, Bessyoonsen, Ueda-shi, Nagano, Japan
"長野県上田市別所温泉2361" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 30-minute drive from the Ueda-Sugadaira I.C. on the Jyoshin-Etsu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0268-38-2062

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Shimenawa

Shimenawa (標縄・注連縄・七五三縄, "enclosing rope") are lengths of laid rice straw or hemp rope used for ritual purification in the Shinto religion. They can vary in diameter from a few centimetres to several metres, and are often seen festooned with shide. A space bound by shimenawa often indicates a sacred or pure space, such as that of a Shinto shrine.

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